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2010 Kia Rio 2010 Honda Fit 2010 Scion xB
2010 Kia Rio 2010 Honda Fit 2010 Scion xB
4dr Sdn Man
  • 4dr Sdn Man
  • 4dr Sdn Man LX
  • 5dr HB Man Rio5 LX
  • 4dr Sdn Auto LX
  • 5dr HB Auto Rio5 LX
  • 4dr Sdn Man SX
  • 5dr HB Man Rio5 SX
  • 4dr Sdn Auto SX
  • 5dr HB Auto Rio5 SX
  • Manual
  • Automatic
  • Manual Sport
  • Automatic Sport
  • Manual Sport with Vehicle Stability Assist and Navigation
  • Automatic Sport with Vehicle Stability Assist and Navigation
5dr Wgn Man (Natl)
  • 5dr Wgn Man (Natl)
  • 5dr Wgn Man (GS)
  • 5dr Wgn Man (SE)
  • 5dr Wgn Auto (Natl)
  • 5dr Wgn Auto (GS)
  • 5dr Wgn Auto (SE)
  • 5dr Wgn Man Release Series 7.0 (Natl)
  • 5dr Wgn Man Release Series 7.0 (GS)
  • 5dr Wgn Man Release Series 7.0 (SE)
  • 5dr Wgn Auto Release Series 7.0 (Natl)
  • 5dr Wgn Auto Release Series 7.0 (GS)
  • 5dr Wgn Auto Release Series 7.0 (SE)


MSRP $11,695 $15,700 $15,850
Invoice $11,470 $15,148 $15,057
Avg. Paid $6,549 $10,738 $11,069

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.3 9.4 8.9
Critics' Rating 7.7 9.6 8.6
Performance 7.1 8.5 7.8
Interior 7.3 9.1 7.5
Cost to Own 9.6 9.6 9.4
Safety 7.3 9.3 9.0
Reliability 2.5 5.0 5.0

Pros & Cons

  • High fuel economy ratings
  • Fun to drive
  • Spacious rear seats
  • Large cargo area
  • High safety and reliability scores
  • Plenty of passenger space
  • A lot of standard tech features
  • High safety score
  • Poor safety and reliability ratings
  • Doesn’t have many standard features
  • Cramped front and rear seats
  • Front-seat passengers may want more legroom
  • Engine could use more power
  • Stability control isn’t standard
  • Low fuel economy ratings
  • Engine lacks passing power
  • Little cargo space with rear seats in use

General Specs

Transmission Manual Automatic Manual
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas I4 1.6L/98 Gas I4 1.5L/91.4 Gas I4 2.4L/144
MPG 28 City / 34 Hwy 28 City / 35 Hwy 22 City / 28 Hwy



Body Style 4dr Sdn 5 Door Hatchback 4 Door Wagon


Wheelbase(in) 98.4 98.4 102.4
Length, Overall (in) 167.3 161.6 167.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 66.7 66.7 69.3
Height, Overall (in) 57.9 60.0 64.7

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Privacy Glass Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Rear Spoiler Optional Optional


Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2365 2575 3020

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard Standard
Tires - Front Performance Standard
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Standard
Compact Spare Tire Standard Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Optional Optional
Wheel Locks Optional Optional
Steel Wheels Standard Standard Standard
Wheel Covers Standard Standard


Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Optional Optional
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Cruise Control Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard
Fog Lamps Optional Optional
Auto-Off Headlights Standard
Interior Cargo Shade Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Optional
Trip Computer Standard Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Optional Optional Optional
Keyless Entry Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Manual Steering Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard


Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 92.2 90.8 100.8
Front Head Room (in) 39.6 40.4 40.0
Front Leg Room (in) 42.8 41.3 40.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.5 52.7 55.8
Front Hip Room (in) 50.8 51.5 52.7
Second Head Room (in) 37.8 39.0 41.2
Second Leg Room (in) 34.3 34.5 38.0
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.1 51.3 54.7
Second Hip Room (in) 50.0 51.3 46.7
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (cu. ft.) 57.3
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 11.9 21.7


AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard
Equalizer Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Standard Optional
Premium Sound System Standard
Entertainment System Optional

Heating & Cooling

A/C Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Optional
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Optional


Cloth Seats Standard Optional Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard



Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard


4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard
Front Disc/Rear Drum Brakes Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard Standard
Traction Control Standard
Emergency Trunk Release Standard


Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4 Gas I4
Displacement 1.6L/98 1.5L/91.4 2.4L/144
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 110 @ 6000 117 @ 6600 158 @ 6000
Torque (Net @ RPM) 107 @ 4500 106 @ 4800 162 @ 4000
Transmission Manual w/OD Automatic Manual w/OD
Turning diameter 32.7 34.4 34.8


Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 28 28 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 34 35 28
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 11.9 10.6 14.0


Suspension Type - Front Independent Macpherson strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Torsion beam Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Torsion Beam


Automatic Standard
5-Speed Automatic Standard
Manual Standard Standard
5-Speed Manual Standard Standard

Safety scores should only be compared between vehicles of similar size and weight. Larger, heavier vehicles generally provide more protection than smaller, lighter ones.